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5 tips to maximise your chances of being a guest at writers' festivals

It's not easy to find yourself on the invitation list of literary festivals, but here are some ideas worth trying.

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This week's arts news and trending topics

In case you missed them, here are this week's top arts news stories.

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Literary Olympics: what wordsmith events would be on the program?

Imagine if there were an Olympics that favoured (bookish) brains over brawn. What would it look like?

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Book review: R.E.Generation, Michael Prewer

A dystopian novel that sees climate change erase mammalian life forms. What now?

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Opportunities and awards

Residency to create site-responsive work inside chic hotel, winners of Bush Music Fund, crime book finalists, and more!

With the closure of Booktopia, the Austral;ian book industry is reeling.
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Booktopia is poised to collapse – what next?

Booktopia, Australia's largest online book retailer, went into voluntary administration last week. The industry is reeling.

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How did winning literary awards affect your life?

Whether it's validating your own work, buying more time to write more books or even changing the whole course of…

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Come in as a student leave as a professional

Studying for an MFA in Dramatic Writing offered opportunities not just for work, but also for life-long friends and collaborators.

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Winter warmers: 18 new art books to curl up with

Warm up with these new art publications hot off the press.

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This week's arts news and trending topics

This week's top arts news stories and most read reviews.

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